Keeping my home environmentally friendly is very important to me. The earth’s health is declining more and more each year, so it is essential that we do our part to help. You don’t have to be an activist to help save the world’s resources. Just switching to more environmentally friendly products in your home can make a huge difference. Here are a few eco-friendly products that I recommend!

Reusable Tea Bags

Make your morning tea a bit more eco-friendly by using reusable tea bags. Not many people are aware that popular brands seal their tea bags with tiny plastic pieces. To reduce plastic waste and help the environment, start using loose-leaf tea and a drainer instead. This switch will also improve the taste of your tea. However, if you do not like loose-leaf tea, you can also find some eco-friendly tea bag options. Do your research to find brands that use biodegradable materials like Abel & Cole, Clipper, and Pukka Herbs.

Reusable Straws

Another easy switch that cut back on plastic waste is reusable straws. These have become quite popular in recent years, and for good reason. Whether you’re at home or going out to eat, it’s easy to have a reusable straw on hand. Many of the brands that make reusable straws include them with a pouch for easy transport and cleaning tool. They also last for years so you won’t need to buy a straw again. You can find some online or at your local store.

Bamboo Paper Towels

There are a lot of people who are under the impression that using regular paper towels doesn’t have an impact on the environment. However, bamboo paper towels, a better alternative, can be reused for a long period of time and are fully biodegradable. They’re also made from sustainable sources because bamboo is a super planet-friendly material. Bamboo is naturally grown without pesticides or any other type of bad chemicals, so it helps out the environment while also saving you money. 

Wooden Toothbrushes

Another bamboo product that can help out the environment is bamboo toothbrushes. Instead of using a plastic one that can be damaging to the earth, choose a wooden bamboo toothbrush. Not only are they just as effective at cleaning your teeth, but they’re much better for the planet. This type of toothbrush will make recycling, reusing, or composting so much easier. Great ones available in the United Kingdom are Bamboogaloo Organic Rainbow Bamboo Toothbrushes, Hello Boo biodegradable toothbrushes, and Greenzla bamboo charcoal toothbrush.


Please see my post on Refills! Zero waste lifestyle for recommendations on how to shop as plastic-free as possible.

by Ekaterina Fields